Rental Housing

The Rental Inspectors work with property owners, managers, and tenants to ensure conformance with Burlington’s Housing Code. This Code establishes minimum health and safety standards that protect and promote the welfare of the tenants and the general public.

All rental properties located within the City of Burlington are required to be inspected on a regular basis. Units are inspected on a 3-year cycle for 3+ unit properties and a 5-year cycle for single-family and duplex properties.


*COVID-19 Updates for Rental Housing*

March 20, 2020 - Governor Reynolds passes proclamation stating  all evictions are postponed during the period that Iowa remains under a state of emergency, except in cases where someone is living somewhere and never had a valid lease, land contract, deed, or any other legal right to live there. 

Governor Reynold’s Full Proclamation
Iowa Legal Aid Website for Wrongful Evictions


Rental Fees

Units
Fee
Single $200.00
Duplex $250.00
Multiple 3
$300.00
Multiple 4
$350.00
Multiple 5
$400.00
Multiple 6
$450.00
Multiple 7
$500.00
Multiple 8
$550.00
Multiple 9
$600.00
Multiple 10
$650.00
Additional $150.00 Structure + $50.00 Unit
Re-inspection Fee
$90.00 + $10 Per Unit
No-Show Fee
$90.00 + $10 Per Unit